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Ms. Lezlie R. Bishop

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Local Address: Mississippi, United States
LeZebra Consulting and Communications , LLC
93 Spruce Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
United States

Company Description: LeZebra will design a communications solution tailored to your special needs. From a simple news release to a comprehensive strategic plan, LeZebra delivers a...   more
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  • Psychology
    Ripon College
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LeZebra was founded by ...
www.lezebra.com, 29 June 2004 [cached]
LeZebra was founded by Lezlie R. Bishop in June 2000.Ms. Bishop retired from AT&T Public Relations in July 2000 with nearly 25 years of management, marketing and public relations experience at one of the world's oldest and largest corporations.
Ms. Bishop handled the full range of traditional public relations functions during her association with the AT&T Public Relations department: media relations, community relations, marketing communications, speechwriting and employee communications.She has been recognized often for her skills in conflict resolution, project management, creative strategic thinking and leadership.
As AT&T's Southern Region Public Relations director, Ms. Bishop spent more than eight years representing AT&T in Atlanta, heading up corporate philanthropy, community and constituency relations, and strategic planning for community involvement.During her tenure at AT&T, Ms. Bishop developed solid relationships with most of Atlanta's corporate and non-profit "movers and shakers."Her access to the corporate-giving community is of incomparable benefit to clients who are seeking to increase corporate participation in their projects.
No stranger to orchestrating large and ambitious public relations events, Ms. Bishop managed AT&T's involvement in Super Bowl 2000, a project with a budget exceeding $250,000, and which involved planning for 400 of AT&T's key customers and constituents.
Since her retirement from AT&T, Ms. Bishop has worked with the Georgia Department of Human Resources to organize and improve the agency's Office of Communications.She is currently developing a media-training module for DFACs directors throughout the state that will help them handle the news, especially in times of crisis.
Atlanta Technical College (ATC) hired LeZebra in September 2000 to help its foundation board create its first major fundraising event, which took place on February 24, 2001.Ms. Bishop created the Bridge Builder Awards and Concert for ATC as a means to develop a relationship with Atlanta's corporate community and at the same time increase the general public's awareness of the college and its achievements.In its first year, the event raised a net profit in excess of $30,000.
Ms. Bishop also offers services in organizational strategic planning, management development and training, media relations training for executives and speechwriting.
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LeZebra Consulting and Communications, LLC was founded by Lezlie R. Bishop in June 2000.Ms. Bishop retired from AT&T Public Relations in July 2000 with nearly 25 years of management, marketing and public relations experience in one of the world's oldest and largest corporations.
Ms. Bishop's telecommunications career began in Chicago, Illinois in 1976 when she signed on as an Account Executive at Illinois Bell Telephone Company.While in Illinois, Lezlie worked as an account executive and then as a Sales Training Manager until she and her family transferred to San Francisco with AT&T Long Lines in the summer of 1978.
For the next 15 years, Ms. Bishop held a number of AT&T positions: Account Executive on the Amfac national account, Training Manager in Human Resources, Career Counselor for employees, and Manager of Administrative Services.In the latter position, Lezlie managed as many as 10 direct-reporting supervisors in an organization of more than 100 occupational employees.
Once a third grade teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ms. Bishop also worked as both an employee career counselor and a marketing trainer for AT&T employees.
In 1988, Ms. Bishop joined the AT&T Public Relations Department as a San Francisco Bay Area Community Relations Manager, where she stayed until her transfer to Atlanta in March 1993.
AT&T relocated her to Atlanta to serve as its loaned executive to the Carter Center's Atlanta Project.In 1995, she returned to the public relations department to do community relations work in the Atlanta Metro area.As Corporate Affairs Manager, Ms. Bishop created and implemented the AT&T Georgia Education Initiative and launched a school Internet wiring project and a major facility for teacher technology training.
Ms. Bishop was promoted to AT&T Corporate Affairs Director for the Southern States in May 1998.In this position, she played a major role in developing a partnership between the Public Relations Department and AT&T's Law and Government Affairs organization, with the objective of integrating the work of both entities to achieve the company's overall business strategies in Georgia.
Ms. Bishop is a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative and of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, for which she serves as Communications Committee Chair.She serves on the Advisory Boards of Actor's Express and Moving in the Spirit, a program that teaches youth life skills through the art of dance.She is also a member of the Georgia State University Education Department's Business Leadership Council and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.Early in 2000, she was appointed by the Georgia Department of Human Resources to serve on the 15-person Child Protective Services Task Force, which reported its findings in May 2000.
Ms. Bishop was born and raised in Maywood, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.She earned her degree in Psychology at Ripon College in Wisconsin.
Leslie Bishop - GDA, ...
www.growthdevelopment.com, 6 July 2011 [cached]
Leslie Bishop - GDA, Inc. Lezlie Bishop began her career in sales with Illinois Bell in 1976 as an account representative and was soon promoted to a manager of sales trainers in the Illinois Bell Marketing Learning Center.  In 1978 Ms. Bishop was transferred to AT&T Long Lines in San Francisco, where she was an account executive on a national account. Her success in that assignment and her love of the classroom led to her advancement to Corporate Career Counselor and a trainer for new management employees in the AT&T Long Lines Western Region. Ms. Bishop developed a number of special courses for employees seeking personal development for career advancement, including a remedial math course and an accent reduction class for employees speaking English as a second language. In 1988, she decided to put her writing skills to work and joined the AT&T Public Relations Department.  When she retired in 2000, Ms. Bishop was Public Relations Director for AT&T's Southeastern Region.  In 2005, Ms. Bishop closed her own consulting business, LeZebra Consulting and Communications, LLC to join the GDA team.
PBA Public Broadcasting Atlanta
www.wpba.org, 8 Nov 2001 [cached]
Ms. Lezlie BishopLeZebra Consulting and Communications , LLCAETC Board Secretary
Team GDA, Inc. | Sales & Management Training Services | Leadership Development Business Courses | Classes Programs
www.growthdevelopment.com, 18 Mar 2008 [cached]
Leslie Bishop - GDA, Inc.Lezlie Bishop began her career in sales with Illinois Bell in 1976 as an account representative and was soon promoted to a manager of sales trainers in the Illinois Bell Marketing Learning Center.In 1978 Ms. Bishop was transferred to AT&T Long Lines in San Francisco, where she was an account executive on a national account.Her success in that assignment and her love of the classroom led to her advancement to Corporate Career Counselor and a trainer for new management employees in the AT&T Long Lines Western Region.Ms. Bishop developed a number of special courses for employees seeking personal development for career advancement, including a remedial math course and an accent reduction class for employees speaking English as a second language.In 1988, she decided to put her writing skills to work and joined the AT&T Public Relations Department.When she retired in 2000, Ms. Bishop was Public Relations Director for AT&T's Southeastern Region.In 2005, Ms. Bishop closed her own consulting business, LeZebra Consulting and Communications, LLC to join the GDA team.
Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative, Inc.
www.wabe.org, 8 Feb 2000 [cached]
Ms. Lezlie BishopAT&TAETC Board Secretary
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